Among all the places for mountain viewing in the Kathmandu Valley, Nagarkot is usually considered to be the best. The views go from Dhaulagir in the west to Kanchenjunga in the east. On a clear day you can see Mt. Everest (Sagarmatha). You can also see Manaslu (8,463m), Ganesh Himal (7,111m), and Langtang (7,246m). Many people go up to Nagarkot in the afternoon, stay in a hotel in Nagarkot, and then get up at dawn to see the Himalaya Mountains during the sunrise.

Nagarkot is 32 kilometres east of Kathmandu, on the northeast edge of the Valley at an elevation of 2,175m. It is best to view the mountains in the early morning because it is more likely to be clear. There is a viewing tower next to the Club Himalaya Resort, where you get good views that has a coffee shop where you can sit inside. Many of the hotels also have good views.

There is a lookout tower south of the village where you can get a 360 view of the scenery. It is an easy one hour walk from the main hotel area. To get there you have to pass an army checkpoint, and they will only let you past in the morning. You can go to Nagarkot in the afternoon and stay over night and view the mountain at sun rise.

You can usually get a good view of the mountains between October and March. During the monsoon from June to September it is unlikely to get a view of the mountains. Nagarkot can be much colder than in Kathmandu, especially in the winter. There are some pleasant walks in the area. There are several good walk to or from Nagarkot. Many people take a bus or taxi up to Nagarkot and then walk down. Some good walks are down to Sankhi, Sundarijal, Changu Narayan, Bhaktapur, or to Banepa.

You have to pass through Bhaktapur to get to Nagarkot, so you could go to Bhaktapur in the early afternoon and go to Nagarkot for the sunset or to stay over-night.
Most people stay here for just one night. The main area of town is just a group of hotels.

Practical Information
You should have a flashlight (torch) with you to get around at night and early in the morning. You can change money at the Himalayan Bank, near the Club Himalaya, but they take a good commission (Sunday to Friday, 10 am to 3 pm).

Where to Stay and Eat
If you plan to stay over-night during the high-season, it is best to book your hotel room on arrival or in advance, as they often become full later in the day. In you arrive later in the day you may have to take whatever you can get, which may mean a room without a view. If you arrive before the tourist bus in the afternoon you can get a better selection of rooms. In the off-season you can often get a 50% discount off room rates.

Many of the hotels are booked by agents in Kathmandu, who often charge highly inflated prices. It is best to call to the lodge or hotel directly to book a room.

Budget hotels do not usually have hot water or heating. It can be cold here so you might want to bring a sleeping bag in the winter.

At the bus stop the road makes a sharp turn. If you follow the dirt trail to the left you come to a group of hotels on the hilltop after 250m. These hotels are the best positioned hotels and many of the rooms have excellent views of the mountains. There hotels are near the Mahakali shrine.
For what you get the price is above average

Details Itinerary

Tour itinerary: 4nights/5days Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley.

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu Tribhuwan international airport, Nepal.
              I will be on standby air-condition vehicle and displaying your named template at the airport on that day to pick you up and transfer to your hotel then within one hour later, will go to orientation walk to get familiar with your surrounding or sightseeing in Kathamndu valley if possible otherwise, will be rest in your hotel.

Day 02: Full day sightseeing in Kathmandu valley by a.c. vehicle.
              Boudanath stupa (one of the biggest Buddhist temple in Nepal), One of the holy place of Pashupatinath temple, and Hanuman dhoka durbar square (Kathmandu durbar square). Transfer to your hotel.

Day 03: Full day sightseeing in Kathmandu valley by a.c vehicle.
               Swayambhunath stupa ( monkey temple ), Patan durbar square, and One of the oldest Hindu temple Changunarayan. After sightseeing, we will drive to Nagarkot to see sunset view and overnight at hotel.
              Early in the morning, we will walk up-to the Kalikasthan temple or drive up-to the tower to see sunrise view and shedding golden light on the Himalaya. After will back to hotel and take breakfast then drive back to Bhaktapur durbar square for sightseeing. Again drive back to Kathmandu and overnight at hotel.

Day 05: After this cultural and historical tour if you would intreste for further activities like national park tour for 2nights/3days, rafting tour, Hiking tour, Trekking etc. I organize the trip according to your desire. If you decided to leave Nepal, I transfer to Airport for your onward destination.

Price Cover

Cost includes:

  • . Pick-up & drop from International Tribhuwan Airport.
  • . Kathmandu accommodation ( 3 nights tourist standard deluxe hotel with breakfast).
  • . Nagarkot accommodation ( one night tourist standard deluxe hotel with breakfast and dinner).
  • . All sightseeing as per itinerary by private vehicle with me.
  • . Entrance fees of all monumental areas in Kathmandu valley.
  • . Guide and vehicle charges included.

  • Cost doesn`t includes:
  • . Lunch and dinner during in Kathmandu valley.
  • .Nepal entry visa.
  • . International fly.
  • . Domestic fly.
  • . Travel insurance.
  • . All bar bills.
  • . Lundry bill.
  • . Personal expenses.
  • . Any extra cost due to weather or political problems. And
  • . Expenses of personal natural i:e soft/hard drinks, tips etc.


    Total Pax Hotels
    3 star 3+ star 4 star 5 star
    2/3 USD.675 USD.725 USD.825 USD.975
    4/8 USD.650 USD.700 USD.800 USD.950
    9/18 USD.600 USD.650 USD.750 USD.900
    19/29 USD.525 USD.575 USD.675 USD.825
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    Using Hotels And Resort
    Hotels 3 star 3+ star 4 star 5 star
    Kathamndu Hotel Manang.
    " Marsyangdi.
    " Yellow pagoda.
    " Tibet
    or Similar
    Hotel Vaishali..
    " Grand.
    " Tibet Intl.P.L.
    " Royal Singi.
    or Similar
    Park village hotel & resort.
    "Hotel Shanker.
    or Similar
    Hotel Yak & Yati.
    "Hyatt Regency.
    " Radission.
    or Similar
    Nagarkot The Fort Resort.
    Hotel View Point.
    Shive Guest House.
    or Similar
    Bhangeri Durbar Resort.
    Hotel Country Villa.
    or Similar
    Club Himalaya.
    Nagarkot Sunshine Hotel.
    or Similar
    Club Himalaya Only One


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